Three-week river water bill is $220

Merbein’s Steve and Cheryl McLean are locked in a dispute with Lower Murray Water after they received a bill for more than three million litres of water used within a quarter – more than enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Merbein’s Steve and Cheryl McLean are locked in a dispute with Lower Murray Water after they received a bill for more than three million litres of water used within a quarter – more than enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A FAMILY new to Sunraysia is disputing a water bill that claimed it had used more than three million litres – more than enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool – in just three weeks.

The McLean family, formerly of ­Melbourne, received a $220 bill from Lower Murray Water (LMW) for river 

water allocation for the October to ­December quarter, which showed 3.025 megalitres of ­water used, despite ­moving into their new Merbein home early in December.

Steven and Cheryl McLean are now in dispute with Lower Murray Water, and urging the company to “use common sense”, as they will soon reach its yearly allocation of river water.

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